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Lichtenberger Engineering Library

2020 Fall Learn & Create Online Workshops

All workshops are on Thursdays or Wednesdays at 3:30 pm over  Zoom!

Any of the hand-on workshops will have kits available for purchase through the Electronic Shop so that you can do these projects right along with the instructor.  Links for the kits will be in the description for class.  All kits must be purchased a week before the course to ensure you have it in time to pick it up.

Sponsored by: Engineering Electronic Shop, Lichtenberger Engineering Library, IEEE Student Group, and the Department of Music

Oct 1 – Create Music & Visuals with MAX

  • Pick up the beat with this visual programming language used by composers, performers, and visual artists. During this workshop, you will program your own live audio-reactive video effects!  Taught by Jean-Francois Charles, School of Music
  • Before the workshop, install Max (no need to purchase, just install, it’s going to work in Demo mode). Download is from this web site (Mac or PC): www.cycling74.com
  • Begin Registration

 

Oct 15 – Soldering Basics

  • Soldering is one of the most fundamental skills needed to dabble in the world of electronics. The two go together like peas and carrots. And, although it is possible to learn about, and build, electronics without needing to pick up a soldering iron, you’ll soon discover that a whole new world is opened with this one simple skill. This class will focus on doing through hole soldering.If you want to be able to build along in the workshop, 2 variations of kits are available from the Electronics Shop and can be purchased when registering for the workshop. Both kits will include all consumable materials with the difference being if it includes a soldering iron. The “materials only kit” is $11.45 and the “materials with soldering iron kit” is $67.35. Cost will be applied to your University Bill and made available for pick-up in the Engineering Library.This class will focus on doing through hole soldering. Taught by Jeremy Roszell, Engineering Electronics Shop.
  • Begin Registration

 

Oct 22 –Building Your Own: Object Avoiding Robot

  • Want to build your own robot that will avoid collision? Learn to incorporate an Arduino with a range finder senor, wheels, and chassis into a great little object avoiding robot. This class will include building the robot and programming it. Taught by Issac Johnson, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Student Group.
  • KITS ARE SOLD OUT. If you want to be able to build along in the workshop, kits are available for $55 from the Electronics Shop and can be purchased when registering for the workshop. Cost will be applied to your University Bill and made available for pick-up in the Engineering Library.
  • The last day to order a kit will be October 15th. Please email lib-engineering@uiowa.edu if registering after October 15th.
  • Two items which will be needed but are NOT in the kit, may be checked out from the Tool Library or they  are available to purchase from Electronic Shop:
    • Soldering Iron  (suggested Catalog#5015 SOLDERING IRON 25W $20.00)
    • Hot glue Gun
  • One part of this project is to solder a few wires together. There will be a workshop on soldering basics the week before. If you prefer, Jeremy Roszell from the Electronics Shop will (for free) solder the wires together for you.
  • Begin Registration

 

Oct 29 – Build Your Own: LED Pendants

  • Spice up your Halloween with some LED pendants.  Learn to solder your own LED jewelry or pendants to add to any Halloween costume. Taught by John Kostman, Engineering Electronics Shop.
  • If you want to be able to build along in the workshop, kits are available for $5 from the Electronics Shop and can be purchased when registering for the workshop. Cost will be applied to your University Bill and made available for pick-up in the Engineering Library.
  • The last day to order a kit will be October 22nd. Please email lib-engineering@uiowa.edu if registering after October 22nd.
  • Two items which will be needed but are NOT in the kit, may be checked out from the Tool Library or they  are available to purchase from Electronic Shop:
    • Soldering Iron (suggested Catalog#5015 SOLDERING IRON 25W $20.00)
    • Wire cutter  (suggested Catalog#9539 – FLUSH CUT $ 8.00)
  • Begin Registration

 

Wed, Nov 11 – Create Your Own: 2D  PONG Arcade Game

  • Want to learn to create your own arcade game? Join us for a fun filled session on how to develop your own version of the game PONG in Unity. Links and information for you to follow along and code during the class will be provided before the class starts.  Taught by Antonio Washington,  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Student Group.Download programs before class.
  • View Video at: https://youtu.be/qh5Hwruxi30
  • Begin Registration

 

 


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kari Kozak, at kari-kozak@uiowa.edu in advance of the event.